Victor Agreda, Jr.

Morning Edition Host/Producer

Victor Agreda comes to WUOT with 10 years of experience in the media field, managing DownloadSquad, Engadget Spanish, Autoblog Spanish, DIYLife, and The Unofficial Apple Weblog for AOL. During his time at TUAW, Victor tested thousands of apps, and worked closely with developers and innovators in the technology field.

Victor holds degrees from the University of Tennessee (English) as well as Watkins in Nashville (Film Editing). Victor has created content for television and the web, and has been a speaker at SXSW and 360 Intersect, and has been interviewed on BBC Radio and Fox Business News.

Victor’s passion lies in storytelling and empowering local businesses and individuals in the region. Victor lives in Fountain City, and has two teenage children, Belle and Weston.

Photo by Brynn Yeager

King Charles III is called a "future history" play because it tells the story of a potential future history. Set in England, it chronicles the rise of Prince Charles to the throne -- and his fall. While the plot is set in a modern time, the play has numerous echoes of Shakespeare's plays, including the use of iambic pentameter. I spoke to the director of the play for Clarence Brown Theatre, John Sipes, about how he approached the play.

Dialogue: Black History Month

Feb 6, 2019

February is Black History month in America, and along with the usual celebrations of notable African-Americans looms another question: How have we preserved this history? In this Dialogue we'll talk to two people who have attempted to document some African-American experiences, plus a man who lived it. The challenges and triumphs of documenting African-American history with guests Leslie Snow, William Isom II, and Theotis Robinson, Jr.

 The fate of Career Magnet Academy was decided recently, at least temporarily. Knox County School Board voted to keep the school open, but with the stipulation that some of its funding would go to marketing intended to boost its student population. But what does the school offer? That's the question put to sophomore Abi Nicholson in this interview. 

Knoxville’s zoning code hasn’t had a major overhaul in over 50 years. In that time the country has seen a return to downtown, the rise of gig economies, and seismic shifts in land use. Knoxville’s Metropolitan Planning Commission has been hard at work for nearly two years to redo city codes, and Recode Knoxville has gained more attention as the process inches closer to the finish line. But there’s been enough feedback to delay a vote on the changes until next year. If you’re wondering what Recode is and what it could mean to you, listen in.

Mary Barrow was just a child when her family moved from Tennessee to New Jersey. She had no inkling that the next several years would see the Civil Rights movement take root in America. Yet her nanny, Amelia, keeps her informed of major developments. Amelia was an African-American nanny and somewhat of an anachronism in 1960's New Jersey. Barrow's book, "Small Moments: A Child's Memories of the Civil Rights Movement," is a chronicle of her life growing up with Amelia, and what she learned of the rapidly-changing world of the 1960's. 

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